IMPOSITION OF ASHES AND HOLY COMMUNION
12:00 PM & 7:00 PM (w/music)
Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power ofGod, and God’s ability to heal thebrokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Easter.
ASHES TO GO
7:00-8:00 AM & 5:00-6:00 PM
We’re offering ashes outside today because that reminder of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to a church building. We probably need it more when we are in the middle of our daily business! The ashes we receive here are to remind us throughout the day of our need for God, and of God’s call to us.